Amy Sedaris

Like many other great comic talents, writer/actress/author Amy Sedaris honed her skills at Chicago's famed Second City Theater before making her mark as a comedienne. Her bizarre role on Comedy Central's cult favorite, "Strangers with Candy" (1999-2000) became the defining role of her career. Although many of her other roles demonstrated her range and allowed her to "dial down the crazy" a bit, her "Candy" character of Jerri Blank best exemplified her own eccentric personality and endeared her to the masses by its sheer oddity.